Celtic and Brendan Rodgers will feel hard done by at halftime after a Ben Davies handball in the first half looked to be a clear penalty.

A Kyogo Furuhashi header in the 24th minute clearly struck Davies’ hand in the Rangers box, with referee Nick Walsh not giving a penalty.

VAR reviewed the decision but, bafflingly, didn’t award a penalty.

Yet again, VAR picks and chooses when to give penalties, and one thing is clear: many Celtic supporters will be of the opinion that if the incident happened the other way around in the Celtic box, it likely would have been a penalty to Rangers.

With the inconsistency of refereeing decisions across the board in Scottish football since the inception of VAR last season, one side seems to benefit most from refereeing and VAR decisions, with Celtic yet the victim of inconsistent refereeing decisions, not for the first time this season.

Comparing and contrasting the decision not to give a penalty this afternoon against the decision to give a penalty against Tomoki Iwata at Tynecastle, really sums up that Celtic should most definitely have been awarded a spot kick against Rangers this afternoon.


  1. Scumbags are screaming about corrupt VAR costing them a goal but it’s cost us a penalty and their boy Diomande should have seen a red for lashing out in retaliation near the end. I couldn’t believe he was allowed to stay on the pitch…oh wait, yes I can…


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